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see to become, in the words of martin luther king, citizens of a beloved community, loving you and our neighbors as ourselves. we pray that you will bless us with your continued presence because without it, hatred and arrogance will in fact our hearts but with your blessings, we know we can break down the walls that separate us. we pray for your blessing today because without it mistrust, prejudice, and rancor will rule our hearts. but with the blessing of your presence, we know that we can renew the ties of mutual regard which can best form our civic life. we pray for your blessing because without it suspicion, despair, and fear of those different from us will be our rule of life but with your blessing, we can see each other created in your image, a unit of god's grace unprecedented, a repeatable, and irreplaceable. we pray for your blessing because without it, we will see only what the eye can see but with the blessing -- your blessing, we will see we are created in your image whether brown, black, or white, male or female, first generation immigrants american or daughter of the amer
. we recognize we have to have a this is why i resonate with my conservative brothers. martin luther king jr. was under fbi surveillance until the day he died. government can be oppressive, vicious, ugly, violate your rights, generate propaganda. we need that, too. government can be affirmative, if they are helping poor and working people. government can help use its power for elites. when they come together with no accountability whatsoever, not just politically, but economically. let me say this. martin luther king jr. today could be taken to jail without due process or judicial process under the national defense authorization act because he had a connection with a freedom fighter, nelson mandela. he just got off the terrorist list in 2008. he had a relation to a terrorist. under the present administration, and you can take americans to jail without due process. the black freedom movement has always been suspicious of it. headwe have black prisoners in their precisely because they were willing to tell the truth that was a threat and we do not talk about them. that is why the cultur
of the first family to see this service day both to honor the memory of martin luther king junior and as a tradition we hope will live on past the inaugural and move forward regardless of who is in office. then the kids inaugural children's concert a tradition started in 2009 by dr. biden and first lady, michele obama and an extension of their work they have done through their initiative to help honor and support military families. this will take place at the convention center which is also where both balls will take place. we've put on an initial list of talent that will be appearing at both the balls on monday night and the kids concert or one another and as you can imagine this is a logistical list to get a all pieced together as a puzzle and we hope by friday to announce what acts will be appearing in which places. again, this is a great place to honor the sacrifice not just of the men and women that serve every day but of the families that support them. on tuesday, jumping ahead of what we just discussed or past what we just discussed, there will also be the prayer service ta
this thy people, that is so great?" [applause] >> and observance of martin luther king holiday this monday, children gathered to read his "i dream -- i have a dream" speech. the children participating or fifth graders from the watkins elementary school in washington, d.c. >> will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. >> i have a dream that one day even the state of mississippi, a state sweltering in the heat of oppression and injustice will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. >> i have a dream that my children will live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of the skin but by the content of their character. >> i have a dream that one day down in alabama, one day right there in alabama little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls and sisters and brothers. >> i have a dream today. >> i have a dream that one day every -- >> the glory of the lord shall be revealed. this is our hope and the faith that we have. this is the hope and the faith to go back to the south with. >> we will be abl
on the inauguration, president obama and martin luther king jr. >> representative mike thompson of california chairs a democratic task force that's examining gun violence. one of the group's public meetings was last week in santa rosa, california and congressman thompson was joined by mental health and education officials. this is a little less than three hours. >> i do have the pleasure of introducing congressman mike thompson. he was first elected to the united states congress in 1998. mike serves on the subcommittee on health and subcommittee on select revenue measures within the committee on ways and means as well as being the ranking member of the subcommittee on terrorism, human intelligence, analysis and counterintelligence and the subcommittee on oversight all within the permanent select committee on intelligence. congressman thompson is a combat veteran. he was a staff sergeant platoon leader in vietnam with the 173rd airborne of the united states army. he also was a purple heart recipient. mike has a reputation for problem solving, for reaching across the aisle. he's been a great asset for
and argument, but activism and blood, and above all, and john atamans to elizabeth cady stanton martin luther king, by a stubborn adherence to the notion that we are all created equal and that we deserve nothing less than a great republic, worthy of our consent. the theme of this year's inaugural is faith in america's future. the perfect embodiment of this unshakable confidence in the ongoing success of our collective journey is in a page from our past. i speak of the improbable completion of the capitol dome and capping it with the statue of freedom which occurred 150 years ago in 1863, when abraham lincoln took office two years earlier, the dome above us was a half built eyesore. conventional wisdom was that it should be left unfinished until the war ended. given the travails and financial needs of the times. but to president lincoln, and have finished dome symbolize that divided nation. lincoln said of people see the capital going on, it is a sign we, the union, shall go on. and so, despite the conflict that engulfed the nation and surrounded the city, the dome continues to rise. on decemb
to martin luther king by stubborn adherence to the notion that we are all created equal and we deserve nothing less than a great republic or the of our consent. vessey of this year's inaugural is faith in america's future. the perfect embodiment of this unshakable confidence and the ongoing success of our collective journey is an event for our past -- i speak of the improbable completion of the capitol dome and capping it with the statue of freedom which occurred 150 years ago in 1863. when abraham lincoln took office two years earlier, the dome above us was a half built eyesore. conventional wisdom was that it should be left unfinished until the war ended. given the travails and financial needs of the time. but to president lincoln, a half finished dome symbolized a half divided nation. lincoln said "if people see the capital going on, it is a sign that we intend the union shop ilan." so -- the union that should go on. so, the dow continued to rise. on december 2, 1863, the statue of freedom, a woman, was placed atop the dome where she still stands today. in a sublime irony, it was a
of ours was forged by intellect and argument, by activism and blood. from john adams to martin luther king by a stubborn adherence to the notion that we are all created equal and that we deserve nothing less than a great republic were the of our consent. the theme of this inaugural is "the face of america's future." this is an event from our past. i speak of the improbable completion of the capitol dome and capping it with a statue of freedom that occurred 150 years ago in 1863. when abraham lincoln took office, it was i have built eyesore. commissioner wisdom is that it should be left unfinished until the war ended. to president lincoln the half finished dome symbolize they have divided notion. lincoln said it people see the capital going on it is a sign we intend the union shall go on. despite the conflict which engulfed the nation, surrounded the city, and the dome continue to rise. on december 2, the statue of freedom was placed atop the dome where she still stands today. it was a former slave who helped cast the statute. our present times are not as 1863. in 2013, far too many doubted
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